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197X Royal Century 2000 Serial # 41217556 197X Royal Century 2000 typewriter, Serial # 41217556 Michael Hoehne's 197X Royal Century 2000 typewriter. 2014-04-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 197X Royal Century 2000 Serial # 41217556 One of those typewriters that were made expressly for that infernal correction ribbon, the one that flakes white all over everything. (They flake even when new; you'd think someone would have foreseen the problem and never produced the thing.) Its three-position ribbon selector is marked silver (stencil), black, and white. It has a Correction Key, which raises the ribbon high (even before you type a key) and backspaces once.

Free at a rummage sale; missing the ribbon cover; has a robust molded plastic case; has problems (probably fixable, if I decide it's worth it) with the Power Return--the carriage often jams, which locks up everything, and can only be freed by running the carriage back and forth manually, the line space works, and the return does not, ever. The serial number is a foil sticker, so it doesn't have to be filed off when stolen.

Decent character set but you see how some of them hit light--I don't know why.

197X Royal Century 2000 #41217556

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-30-2014 at 01:30PM
Last Edit: 04-30-2014 at 01:42PM


Description:

One of those typewriters that were made expressly for that infernal correction ribbon, the one that flakes white all over everything. (They flake even when new; you'd think someone would have foreseen the problem and never produced the thing.) Its three-position ribbon selector is marked silver (stencil), black, and white. It has a Correction Key, which raises the ribbon high (even before you type a key) and backspaces once.

Free at a rummage sale; missing the ribbon cover; has a robust molded plastic case; has problems (probably fixable, if I decide it's worth it) with the Power Return--the carriage often jams, which locks up everything, and can only be freed by running the carriage back and forth manually, the line space works, and the return does not, ever. The serial number is a foil sticker, so it doesn't have to be filed off when stolen.

Decent character set but you see how some of them hit light--I don't know why.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Note the Correction Key, lower right. The round dot next to the Power Tab(!) is the "On" light. The following keys repeat, although they are not marked as special: - _ X  and (period).
Note the Correction Key, lower right. The round dot next to the Power Tab(!) is the "On" light. The following keys repeat, although they are not marked as special: - _ X and (period).

**SIGH** correction ribbon
**SIGH** correction ribbon





Is this Nakajima or Silver-Seiko or what? How can I know?
Is this Nakajima or Silver-Seiko or what? How can I know?

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